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Austro-Hungarian ancestry Politicians

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  Alexander Sandor Asboth (1811-1868) — also known as Alexander Asboth — of Missouri. Born in Keszthely, Hungary, December 18, 1811. Naturalized U.S. citizen; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; U.S. Minister to Argentina, 1866-68, died in office 1868; Uruguay, 1867-68, died in office 1868. Hungarian ancestry. Died in Buenos Aires, Argentina, January 21, 1868 (age 56 years, 34 days). Original interment at Charita District Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina; reinterment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
Charles H. Breitbart Charles H. Breitbart (b. 1887) — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Born in Burstein, Austria, 1887. Democrat. Lawyer; member of New York state assembly from Kings County 21st District, 1933-39; resigned 1939. Austrian ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: New York Red Book 1936
  Tony Curtis (1925-2010) — also known as Bernard Herschel Schwartz — of Henderson, Clark County, Nev. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., June 3, 1925. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; actor; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Jewish. Hungarian ancestry. Died, from cardiac arrest while suffering from COPD and asthma, in Henderson, Clark County, Nev., September 29, 2010 (age 85 years, 118 days). Interment at Palm Memorial Park - Green Valley, Las Vegas, Nev.
  Relatives: Son of Emanuel Curtis and Helen (Klein) Curtis; married, June 4, 1951, to Janet Leigh (1927-2004); married, February 8, 1963, to Christine Kaufmann; married, April 20, 1968, to Leslie Allen; married 1984 to Andrea Savio; married, February 28, 1993, to Lisa Deutsch; married, November 6, 1998, to Jill Vandenberg.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Carl Djerassi (1923-2015) — of Portola Valley, San Mateo County, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif. Born in Vienna, Austria, October 29, 1923. Democrat. Naturalized U.S. citizen; university professor; chemist and pharmaceutical researcher; helped develop the oral contraceptive pill; playwright; delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972. Austrian and Bulgarian ancestry. Member, Phi Beta Kappa. Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame, 1978. Died in San Francisco, Calif., January 30, 2015 (age 91 years, 93 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married to Diane W. Middlebrook.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Zolton Anton Ferency (1922-1993) — also known as Zolton A. Ferency — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich. Born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., June 30, 1922. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; lawyer; member, Michigan Liquor Control Commission, 1957-58; director, Michigan Workers Compensation Bureau, 1958-60; executive secretary to Gov. John B. Swainson, 1961-62; Michigan Democratic state chair, 1963-68; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964, 1968 (alternate); candidate for Governor of Michigan, 1966 (Democratic), 1970 (Democratic primary), 1974 (Human Rights), 1978 (Democratic primary), 1982 (Democratic primary); Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1968; candidate for justice of Michigan state supreme court, 1972 (Human Rights), 1976 (Human Rights), 1986 (Independent); Ingham County Commissioner, 1981-82; candidate in Democratic primary for Michigan state senate 24th District, 1990. Catholic. Hungarian ancestry. Member, NAACP; Catholic War Veterans; Veterans of Foreign Wars. Died, following a heart attack, at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Ingham County, Mich., March 23, 1993 (age 70 years, 266 days). Interment at Summit Cemetery, Williamston, Mich.
  Relatives: Son of John Ferency (1891-1940) and Mary (Jankovics) Ferency (1893-1986); married, June 14, 1947, to Ellen Jane Dwyer.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Frank Harangody (b. 1919) — of Whiting, Lake County, Ind. Born in 1919. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army Air Force in World War II; mayor of Whiting, Ind., 1968-76; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1968. Catholic. Hungarian ancestry. Member, Elks; Lions; Veterans of Foreign Wars; American Legion. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Andrew Peter Harris (b. 1957) — also known as Andy Harris — of Cockeysville, Baltimore County, Md. Born in Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y., January 25, 1957. Republican. Physician; anesthesiologist; served in the U.S. Navy during the Gulf War; member of Maryland state senate, 1999-2010 (9th District 1999-2002, 7th District 2003-10); delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2004; U.S. Representative from Maryland 1st District, 2011-. Catholic. Hungarian and Polish ancestry. Member, Knights of Columbus. Still living as of 2018.
  See also congressional biography — Wikipedia article
  Freman Hendrix (b. 1950) — of Detroit west side, Wayne County, Mich. Born in Inkster, Wayne County, Mich., October 12, 1950. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1988 (alternate), 1996, 2000; Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996, 2000; candidate for mayor of Detroit, Mich., 2005, 2009 (primary). Catholic. African and Austrian ancestry. Member, NAACP; Kappa Alpha Psi. Still living as of 2009.
  Relatives: Son of Emmanuel Freman Hendrix and Rudolfine (Ernegger) Hendrix.
  See also Wikipedia article
  Lawrence Kestenbaum (b. 1955) — also known as Larry Kestenbaum — of East Lansing, Ingham County, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Mich. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., September 13, 1955. Democrat. Lawyer; Ingham County Commissioner 8th District, 1983-88; candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 52nd District, 1998; Washtenaw County Commissioner 4th District, 2000-02; Washtenaw County Clerk and Register of Deeds, 2005-. Jewish. Hungarian, German, Polish, and Norwegian ancestry. Member, National Trust for Historic Preservation; American Civil Liberties Union; Grange; Sierra Club; NAACP. Creator of The Political Graveyard web site. Still living as of 2020.
  Relatives: Son of Justin Louis Kestenbaum (1925-1995) and Maryhelen (Dietrich) Kestenbaum (1928-1985); married, November 17, 1990, to Janice Gutfreund; grandnephew of Meyer Kestnbaum (1896-1960).
  Political family: Wilentz family of Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
  See also Wikipedia article — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  James Lustig (b. 1902) — of Bronx, Bronx County, N.Y.; Newark, Essex County, N.J. Born in Budapest, Hungary, 1902. Communist. Naturalized U.S. citizen; agent, United Electrical Workers; candidate for New York state senate 22nd District, 1932; member, Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee; the group was investigated for subversion by the U.S. House Committee on Un-American Activities; indicted in 1947, along with other members, for contempt of Congress over their refusal to provide records demanded by the House committee; convicted in 1947; sentenced to three months in jail, and fined $500. Hungarian ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Bernard Newman (1907-1999) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., October 28, 1907. Republican. Lawyer; candidate for New York state assembly from New York County 6th District, 1933, 1934, 1935; law secretary to Justice Samuel H. Hofstadter, 1942-48; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1956, 1960, 1964; chair of New York County Republican Party, 1958-60; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1966; appointed 1966; Judge of U.S. Customs Court, 1968-80; Judge of U.S. Court of International Trade, 1980-83; took senior status 1983. Jewish. Hungarian ancestry. Died, in St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., April 22, 1999 (age 91 years, 176 days). Interment at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens, N.Y.
  Relatives: Son of Isidor Newman (1874-1955) and Sarah (Berkovitz) Newman (1879-1947); married, April 3, 1932, to Kathryn Bereano (1907-1991).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Elmer Pataki (b. 1945) — also known as George Pataki — of Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y. Born in Peekskill, Westchester County, N.Y., June 24, 1945. Republican. Lawyer; mayor of Peekskill, N.Y., 1981-84; member of New York state assembly 91st District, 1985-92; member of New York state senate 37th District, 1993-94; Governor of New York, 1995-2006; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2004. Catholic. Hungarian, Irish, and Italian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Louis P. Pataki (1912-1996) and Margaret (Lagana) Pataki; married 1973 to Elizabeth Rowland.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile
  Henry L. Schmidt (1891-1982) — also known as Harry L. Schmidt — of Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich., March 18, 1891. Democrat. Merchant tailoring business; member of Michigan state house of representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1917-18; defeated, 1918; candidate for Michigan state senate 17th District, 1920. German and Austrian ancestry. Died in 1982 (age about 91 years). Burial location unknown.
  Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) — also known as Ernestine Rössler — of North Caldwell, Essex County, N.J.; Grossmont, La Mesa, San Diego County, Calif.; Coronado, San Diego County, Calif.; Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Lieben, Bohemia (now part of Prague, Czechia), June 15, 1861. Republican. Opera singer; naturalized U.S. citizen; performed, Republican National Convention, 1928. Female. Austrian ancestry. Died, from leukemia, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif., November 17, 1936 (age 75 years, 155 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Hans Rössler and Charlotte (Goldman) Rössler; married 1882 to Ernest Heink (divorced); married 1893 to Paul Schumann (died 1904); married 1905 to William Rapp, Jr. (divorced 1914); mother of Hans Schumann-Heink (killed during World War I as a German soldier) and August Schumann-Heink (killed during World War I as an American soldier).
  See also Wikipedia article
  Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (b. 1947) — also known as Arnold Schwarzenegger; "Arnie"; "Conan the Republican"; "The Governator"; "The Austrian Oak" — of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Thal, Styria, Austria, July 30, 1947. Republican. Naturalized U.S. citizen; actor in numerous movies, including Pumping Iron, the Terminator series, Conan the Barbarian, Predator, Total Recall, and others; Governor of California, 2003-; he and his wife separated in 2011 after revealing that his sexual contact with a member of his household staff resulted in a child ten years earlier. Catholic. Austrian ancestry. Still living as of 2014.
  Relatives: Son of Gustav Schwarzenegger (1907-1972) and Aurelia (Jadrny) Schwarzenegger (1922-1998); married, April 26, 1986, to Maria Owings Shriver (daughter of Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr.; sister of Mark Kennedy Shriver (1964-); niece of John Fitzgerald Kennedy).
  Political family: Kennedy family.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Books by Arnold Schwarzenegger: Arnold : The Education of a Bodybuilder (1977) — Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story (2012)
  Books about Arnold Schwarzenegger: Nigel Andrews, True Myths : The Life and Times of Arnold Schwarzenegger, from Pumping Iron to Governor of California — Susan Zannos, Arnold Schwarzenegger — Laurence Leamer, Fantastic : The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Michael Blitz & Louise Krasniewicz, Why Arnold Matters: The Rise of a Cultural Icon — Ian Halperin, The Governator: From Muscle Beach to His Quest for the White House, the Improbable Rise of Arnold Schwarzenegger — Colleen A. Sexton, Arnold Schwarzenegger (for young readers)
  Berthold Singer (1860-1952) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Jászberény, Hungary, November 23, 1860. Lawyer; naturalized U.S. citizen; Consul for Nicaragua in Chicago, Ill., 1895-96, 1917; Honorary Consul for Costa Rica in Chicago, Ill., 1899-1935; Honorary Vice-Consul for Spain in Chicago, Ill., 1901-17; Consul-General for Nicaragua in Chicago, Ill., 1921-35; Honorary Consul for Salvador in Chicago, Ill., 1921; Honorary Consul-General for Turkey in Chicago, Ill., 1935-40. Hungarian ancestry. Died in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., November 27, 1952 (age 92 years, 4 days). Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
  Relatives: Married 1885 to Anna Sophie Amalie Ebner (1864-1937).
  Charles Smith (b. 1851) — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., 1851. Republican. Liquor dealer; member of New York state assembly from New York County 8th District, 1884-87, 1889. Hungarian ancestry. Burial location unknown.
Julius H. Stahel Julius H. Stahel (1827-1912) — also known as Julius H. Stahel-Számwald — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Born in Szeged, Hungary, November 5, 1827. Newspaper editor; general in the Union Army during the Civil War; received the Medal of Honor in 1893 for action at the Battle of Piedmont, June 5, 1864; U.S. Consul in Yokohama, 1866-69; Osaka, 1877-84; Hiogo, 1877-84; mining engineer; U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, 1884-85; insurance executive. Hungarian ancestry. Member, Loyal Legion. Died, from angina pectoris, in the Hotel St. James, Manhattan, New York County, N.Y., December 4, 1912 (age 85 years, 29 days). Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Empire State Notables (1914)
  Josef Winkler III (1928-2002) — also known as Joe Winkler — of Douglas County, Colo. Born in Douglas County, Colo., April 23, 1928. Rancher; member of Colorado state house of representatives, 1973-78; member of Colorado state senate, 1979-86. Catholic. Austrian ancestry. Died, from an infection, in Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, Colo., July 18, 2002 (age 74 years, 86 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Josef Winkler II and Rose Paoli Winkler; married, February 11, 1966, to Lois Simon.
  Shelley Winters (1920-2006) — also known as Shirley Schrift — Born in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Ill., August 18, 1920. Democrat. Actress; honored guest, Democratic National Convention, 1960. Female. Jewish. Austrian ancestry. Died, following a heart attack, in the Rehabilitation Centre of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, Calif., January 14, 2006 (age 85 years, 149 days). Interment at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Calif.
  Relatives: Daughter of Jonas Schrift and Rose (Winter) Schrift; married, January 1, 1942, to Mack Paul Mayer (divorced 1948); married, April 28, 1952, to Vittorio Gassman (divorced 1954); married, May 4, 1957, to Anthony Franciosa (1928-2006); married, January 14, 2006, to Gerry DeFord.
  Epitaph: "Beloved mother, grandmother, and actress."
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Internet Movie Database profile — Find-A-Grave memorial
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